Making the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment

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Key Questions
  • How do we know whether we have migraine or another headache type?
  • What is the ID Migraine screener?
  • How can we best prepare for an appointment to talk about migraine with our medical provider?
  • What type of provider should we see if we think we have migraine?
  • How can we educate our primary care provider about treatments for migraine?
  • When should we ask our primary care provider for a referral to a headache specialist?
  • What are some examples of headache diaries?
  • How do we choose what to share about our migraine attacks with our provider?
  • How can we find a medical provider who is knowledgeable about migraine?
  • What are some ways to become an educated migraine patient?
Interview Notes
Treatments Mentioned
  • Acupuncture
  • Lifestyle factors (sleep, hydration, exercise, nutrition)
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuromodulation devices
  • Sumatriptan (Imitrex)

Please note: The Migraine World Summit’s aim is to bring you a variety of perspectives and expertise, independent of bias or judgment. Alternative theories presented in this video have not been medically reviewed. Views expressed in this interview do not necessarily represent the views of the Migraine World Summit. Please always consult your health care professional and do your own research before making changes to your treatment plan.

Vince Martin

Vince Martin, MD, AQH

Headache & Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Vincent Martin is the director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. He has been a professor of clinical medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is president of the National Headache Foundation and a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians.

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